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    Group of Three S. C. Reigart Artifacts Related to the Naval Action at Hampton Roads between the Monitor and Merrimac. A 4¾" high, and very heavy, piece of oak, turned into the form of a vase with the following ink script note on the bottom, "Vase made of a piece of the original framework of the U. S. Frigate Congress of Monitor & Merrimac Fame Hampton Roads Mch 8th 1862." A 3½" piece of oak turned in the form of a cup with ink script paper tag affixed to the inside "U. S. Frigate Cumberland sunk by the Rebel Ram Merrimac Mch 8, 1862". A 5" high turned piece of oak with the following ink script paper label on the bottom, "Rebel Ram Merrimac". Remarkable grouping, with both the Congress and Cumberland having been sunk by the Merrimac prior to her fateful encounter with the Monitor.

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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